Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Federation of Community Power Co-operatives Celebrate Earth Day and Promote Renewable Energy Co-ops


Queen Street Solar Co-operative and Green Timiskaming, through Options for Green Energy, are members of the Federation of Community Power Co-operatives (FCPC).

To celebrate Earth Day 2015 FCPC has been hard at work at an awareness campaign to promote and make some noise about the many advantages of community power.

Infographic from Federation of Community Power Co-operatives

FCPC posted a great blog with information about renewable energy on their new website OurPower.ca. The following is an excerpt from "Renewable energy - not dirty oil - is Canada's key to economic success":

"The economic news today, oh boy: Layoffs, uncertainty, debt, negative growth outlook, deflationary pressures. And that’s just the Monday paper. But it’s Earth Day and that means we should be looking forward toward how we can build a brighter future for our country and our climate.

So it’s exciting that In the midst of all the doom and gloom triggered by the recent rapid slide in oil prices, there is a big bright spot: Canada’s renewable energy industry is booming. In fact, there are now more Canadians directly employed in the green energy sector than are employed in digging sticky tar out of northern Alberta.

It’s a sign of changing times. Yes, Canada can indeed be an energy superpower --just not one that stakes its future on oil and gas. We have abundant sun, wind, water and biomass and we can use these assets to build a bright low-carbon future for ourselves and future generations..."

For the full post visit: http://ourpower.ca/2015-04-22-renewable-energy-not-dirty-oil-canadas-key-economic-success/


Follow Options for Green Energy (@OptionsforGreen) and FCPC (@FCPCoops) on Twitter for green energy updates and information about how you can get involved with renewable energy projects!


Mark this #EarthDay by investing in green energy and take action on #climate.